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Deployment of Multiagent Mechatronic Systems

  • Luis Ribeiro
  • José Barata
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8062)

Abstract

Multiagent system’s applications in industry have been widely investigated to support emerging production paradigms and models. One of the key concepts of these approaches is the utilization of a highly dynamic environment whereby intelligent agents are able to take autonomous decisions and self-organize to circumvent production disturbances. Deployment is a fundamental activity in these systems and entails significant technical and conceptual challenges. There are only a few documented deployment platforms for agents in a mechatronic context. This paper presents the deployment philosophy developed and tested under the framework of the FP7 IDEAS project.

Keywords

deployment multiagent systems mechatronic agents agent-enabled controllers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Ribeiro
    • 1
  • José Barata
    • 1
  1. 1.CTS, UNINOVA, Dep. De Eng Electrotécnica, Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal

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